K wrote:Jesus fucking Christ what kind of world is it where people prefer the Whole of the Fucking Moon to September Gurls? Some fucking idiocy going on. Obviously it is Big Star. Listen to the Bear: the Waterboys are shit.
According to the crit rock orthodoxy - "Big Star are good for you, they invented REM and no one listened to them at the time!".
As it goes "September Gurls" does win this one, being one of Big Star's breeziest, most charming efforts. But there are certainly Waterboys songs I'd take above it: some more obscure album tracks, others more famous ('Fisherman Blues'), just not TWotM.